Taylor Swift's brother has responded to Kanye's latest dig at his sister by throwing out sneakers designed by the rapper.
It comes after Kanye West premiered his new album, The Life of Pablo, in New York City this week. One song contains the line: “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex/ I made that b**** famous” in his song “Famous.”
Austin Swift responded to the apparent swipe at his sister by taking to Instagram:
In a Twitter rant on Friday, Kanye claimed Taylor Swift had approved of the line in an "hour long" conversation.
I did not diss Taylor Swift and I’ve never dissed her…— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 12, 2016
First thing is I’m an artist and as an artist I will express how I feel with no censorship— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 12, 2016
2nd thing I asked my wife for her blessings and she was cool with it— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 12, 2016
3rd thing I called Taylor and had a hour long convo with her about the line and she thought it was funny and gave her blessings— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 12, 2016
5th thing I’m not even gone take credit for the idea… it’s actually something Taylor came up with …— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 12, 2016
She was having dinner with one of our friends who’s name I will keep out of this and she told him— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 12, 2016
I can’t be mad at Kanye because he made me famous! #FACTS— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 12, 2016
During one of his points, Kanye tried to point out that "b****" is an endearing term in hip-hop.
But Swift's spokesperson shared a statement via writer Jon Caramanica denying the claim.
Kanye and Taylor Swift famously feuded at the 2009 MTV VMAs when he interrupted her on stage as she was accepting an award. The two seemed to have made up at last year’s VMAs when she introduced him as the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Winner.
Many are coming to the "Shake it Off" singer's defense and slamming Kanye for his lyric.
"Orange is the New Black"'s Ruby Rose blasted the "Power" rapper on Twitter.
Too many lines crossed. If I put myself in the shoes of the women he has hurt recently. Victims of Bill Cosby, The Slut shaming, Amber...— Ruby Rose (@RubyRose) February 12, 2016
And now my dear friend Taylor.. Right before another huge moment for her.. Can I still support him and call myself a feminist? A friend? No.— Ruby Rose (@RubyRose) February 12, 2016
Model Gigi Hadid, who is close with both the country singer and the rapper's in-laws, the Kardashians, tweeted:
My attendance somewhere does not mean I agree with everything being said in the music playing there. My friends know of my loyalty.— Gigi Hadid (@GiGiHadid) February 12, 2016